Harry Potter International Day is May 2nd! Yes, you’ve read that right & the celebration will be magical!
What is Harry Potter Day?
The significance of May 2nd you may ask? Well, that is the day that Harry dominated Lord Voldemort in the Battle of Hogwarts. In a typical year, there are many celebrations at libraries, book stores, or large gatherings. This year – after scouring Google and Facebook I couldn’t locate, not even one Harry Potter International Celebration activity (not even a virtual event).
So let’s be resilient and talk about ways you can celebrate it at home with your families or people in your circle.
- Host a trivia night, decorate or wear your favorite house colors
- Make Butterbeer & binge-watch (16.9 hours) OR read the H.P. series! Start from book/movie 1! Break it up into a few days if you’re watching or 1 week per book if you’re reading
- Create your own Great Hall & prepare a feast
- Get Harry Potter Jelly Belly Bertie Bott’s; have a taste testing – no spitting out the yucky ones (also record it so you can laugh for days!)
- Create a Harry Potter craft, a paper towel owl or a fun bookmark. We have ideas on our Pinterest page!
Harry Potter Facts
Not only am I completely obsessed with the storyline of the Harry Potter series I do love some of the behind-the-scenes tidbits.
- J.K.Rowling pitched the H.P. series 12 times before it was picked up, it took her 6 years to write the first manuscript
- The idea for the series came to her (J.K.Rowling) while she was riding a train (Hogwarts Express anyone?!)
- Daniel Radcliffe was selected over 300 other actors
- The food in the Goblet of Fire was real! Not set food, the actors were able to eat during filming
- After Harry defeated Lord V, the final horcrux he lost his capability to speak parseltongue
- 14 cars were destroyed while filming the Whomping Willow scene
- Some of the portraits seen in the halls of Hogwarts were members of the film production crew
Butterbeer Recipe from Universal Studios
2 cups vanilla ice cream splurge and use the full fat version!!
2 cups cream soda ice cubes see below on how to make them
2 teaspoons imitation butter extract
1 teaspoon rum extract
4 tablespoons butterscotch topping
1 cup cream soda
1 pinch of salt
- Pour one can of cream soda into ice cube trays and freeze at least 4 hours
- Once the cream soda is frozen, measure 2 cups of cream soda ice cubes and place in blender
- Add in ice cream, imitation butter extract, rum extract, 1 cup of cream soda, butterscotch topping, salt and blend until smooth
- Pour into your favorite frosted mug
- Add whipped cream and drizzle with butterscotch topping
OR… you can just order a Starbucks Butterbeer; start with a Creme Frappuccino base, made with whole milk. Add three pumps of caramel syrup, three pumps of toffee nut syrup, and top with caramel drizzle.
I hope these ideas have inspired you! If you celebrate be sure to tag @delawaremoms on IG we would love to see how you have chosen to celebrate!